Engineering themes

Chemical, oil and gas

A total of 44 items listed.

Energy with connections

Steve Holliday FREng

When Steve Holliday FREng moved from the oil industry into energy distribution, the sector was seen as staid.

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In deep water: the UK's first subsea-to-shore gas plant

Nicholas Newman and David Hainsworth

The development and building of the Shetland Gas Plant was the UK’s largest construction project since the London 2012 Olympics

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, Engineering award winners, Living without electricity report, The UK STEM education landscape, Bridge building in Rwanda, UK student wins international engineering prize, British rocket propels Juno to Jupiter

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New Shetland Gas Plant, Materials Award, Factory 2050

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Diamond technology: beyond hardness

Professor Mark Newton

The UK is home to synthetic diamond research and production activities that take advantage of the material’s several extreme properties, in addition to its hardness

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Raman scanner wins MacRobert award

Cobalt Light Systems, the company that developed this breakthrough, has applied the technique to airport scanners that search for banned substances in liquids.

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Accessing the UK's subsea assets

Allen Leatt FREng

Allen Leatt FREng, Senior Vice President Engineering at Subsea 7, explains how new production technologies and underwater installation and maintenance techniques are reversing the decline in production.

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High risk modelling; Sustainable games; Entrepreneurs' award; Ready to respond; Wind energy report; Accessible ATMs

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Hero Lab; QEPrize nominations; London Gateway; Africa Prize for Innovation ; Chemical research rewarded; Apprentice challenge; New RNLI lifeboats

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Decommissioning North Sea giants

Brian Nixon

A look at the strategies and some of the technologies being used to dismantle North Sea oil and gas infrastructure

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Global Grand Challenges Summit; Smart buildings report; Mini Maker Faire; SET for Britain winner; Great British innovations

In Brief: short articles and engineering news

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Shale Gas

Dr Rebecca Pool

Ingenia traces the historical and technical background to shale gas, and the issues related to its extraction

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